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Frederick Hamilton Hart (1836–1915)

The death occurred on July 15 of the Hon. Frederick Hamilton Scott Hart, M.L.C. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 80th, year, having been born at Madras (Chennai) on March 26, 1836, first arrived in Sydney in 1843 with his father, the late Mr. William Hamilton Hart, who was superintendent of the Bank of Australasia. They returned to England in 1849, but four years later father and son returned to Melbourne, and established the firm of Messrs. Bright Bros. and Co., Mr. Hart, jun., joining the firm as junior clerk. In 1862 the firm decided to open a branch in Brisbane, and Mr F. H. S. Hart was selected to control it. He arrived in September of that year, and secured offices in Queen-street, the designation of the firm being altered some years later to that of Gibbs, Bright, and Co. In 1869 the late Mr. Hart was appointed to the Marine Board of Queensland, and subsequently was gazetted as vice-chairman of the board. In July, 1872, he was called to the Legislative Council, and was a member of that body up to the time of his death—43 years. He retired from the firm of Messrs. Gibbs, Bright and Co. towards the end of 1898, and his connection with the Marine Board ceased when it was reorganised by the Kidson Government in 1906.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 1915, p 6
  • funeral, Brisbane Courier, 17 July 1915, p 15

Citation details

'Hart, Frederick Hamilton (1836–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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